This week’s product launches

A colourful rug, monochrome sofa and ochre lampshade – these are the products that caught my eye this week

Troupe is Nanimarquina’s third collaboration with designer Jaime Hayon. The design is the most literal translation so far of Hayon’s work into a rug and features his signature dream-like, surreal animal figures, which evoke a friendly, child-like spirit.

The Troupe rug is hand tufted in New Zealand wool and is available in two sizes. Hayon says, “The colour is about balance, a bit like cooking. You have to add the right amount. So, when you make a composition, the composition needs air and it needs colour balance. It’s all about balance in the end.”

British handblown glass lighting brand Rothschild & Bickers is set to launch its Spindle Shade pendant light in a new ochre colour for summer 2022.

Developed by co-founders Victoria Rothschild and Mark Bickers, the new hue takes its design cue from the burnt amber coloured glass which was popular in the 1970s. The design casts a soft, warm outward light which is rich in texture, with the handblown glass shade providing illumination without shadow and the decorative optic spindle adding a decorative touch.

Furniture designer Christian Watson has unveiled his debut sofa and armchair designs featuring an exclusive new fabric from Kirkby Design created in collaboration with London print and fashion studio Eley Kishimoto.

The Edenvale sofa and armchair combine a metal frame with a fabric in flat wool with a raised boucle pattern. Watson says, “I’ve become known for my minimalist, linear approach to design, working predominantly in materials such as metal and cork to create architectural pieces for the home that also act as functional sculpture. My new sofa and chair continue this aesthetic – slender metal frameworks reflect the black pen sketches that I will always begin my designs with, my focus on creating striking silhouettes with minimal distractions.”

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